joromiller (22) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2013rdixon77 (2763) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2017
Back log. Enjoyed at a tasting with some local beer buddies 2 weeks ago. Strong red wine aroma. Tart-to-sour on the palate with a sticky finish. Decent beer.
Thanks Carl! Nice sour. Blackberries and wine barrels shine through. Woody and sour and fruity in equal measure. Good stuff! Torrefacto (1667) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2017
Mora, aroma jugoso. En nariz la acidez es elegante y cítrica, pero ne boca es intensa y larga. PanMarek (423) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2017
Dark reddish amber pour with clouds, some debris, and a quick beige bubbly foam. Tart on the nose with good acid, some beery fruit and damp earthy notes. Light body with lots of fizz and a sharp, dry, vinous finish, though not as dry as Gillian or Sophie. The taste is tart, acidic with some complex earthy and blueberry flavors. The berry becomes more prominent as it warms. The fizz helps bring this out, somehow. A well-balanced, moderately sour ale. The vinous touches are subtle, but help moderate the tartness and resonate well with the berry flavors. Lacks some of the briny flavors of the other sisters and tastes more like a traditional sour. Unequivocally not a saison.
drsandman (1421) - New York, USA - MAY 1, 2017
Pours a nice pink/red, white head. Aroma is grape rind, lemon, oak, melon, berries, lacto. Flavor is jammy fruits, raspberry, lemon, oak, tannin, lacto, vinegar, grape rind. HeadyDE (825) - Delaware, USA - APR 23, 2017
Bomber pour shared at tasting.2012 edition..pours a golden tan color with minimal head, nose is funk n blackberries for miles..mighty fine..palate is funk n berries mixed with barrel goodness, easily one of the better sister offerings from GI, lots of stuff going on here all in a good way, like the fruit, like the funk, like the sour, not much to fault here, a well done take on a fruited Belgian sour/wild ale
katrinaez (1921) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Very sour and tart, not vinegar but wow on the tongue. Grapes, raspberries, grass, and yeast. Pale yellow color. Had 2013 Bottle in 2017. The_Osprey (7881) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle pour, third of pint, at Goose Island Vintage Ale House Balham. As Goose Island Juliet. Pours a translucent red, sparkling, minimal beige head. Aroma is restrained Jolly Ranchers and redcurrant, red jelly babies. Body is fairly light, tingly carbonation and quite frothy in the mouth. Taste has a puckering, bracing acidity, tooth coating acidity, rounded fruits and biscuity vanilla oak. Tangy redcurrant and cranberry, and the blackberry shows up. Lightly tannic red wine. Very big flavour but there’s something not quite in balance for me. Keep the gaviscon at hand. Very slow drinking and there’s no chance I’d be able to do a full bottle. 1/6 pint would have been sufficient, and this started to wear. EdKing (2576) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2017
Reddish orange clear beer with no head. Nose is super sour lactobacillus, musty, grains. Taste is massive super sour, citric acidic. Ktwse (4797) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Pours cloudy copper with flat head. Aroma of red grapes and berries, baking soda, bretta. Taste is rich ascorbic tart with a mild barrel sweet finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation. kryon (3502) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2017
Pours clear amber with minimal head
Aromas tart of red berries, orange, green grapes
Taste has light tart notes of cherries, red berries, hints of over ripe apples